Soft Cover, English, Thread Stiching, 224 Pages, 2013, ISBN 9789460830631
Notes 3 brings together a wide selection of Serafijn's visual work, reflections, blogs, mini-essays and short stories.
This selection was put together through 'crowd editing' -fifty people made a selection of their favourite image or text by the artist.
In addition, six authors wrote a text on issues related to the work: Dirk van Weelden analyses the Q.S. Serafijn character and his idiosyncratic relationship with art and reality, Anna Tilroe reflecs on the the concept of commitment, Harry Starren writes about modern patronage, Ragna Siguroardottir on the relationship between text and image on the basis of some of his recent work, Ruud Kaulingfreks on the hybrid nature that typifies a number of artists and artworks and Siebe Thissen on the attitude of citizens in the context of art in public space.
The artist lives from day to day: fatherless, homeless, unresisting, intuitive and inconsistent. Every work of art is a folly, a useless structure. Art is about nothing: this is what makes art important and meaningful. Art is a baseline. Whoever wants to change the world must conquer it.
Q.S. Serafijn is a visual artist, writer and publicist. He also keeps a blog -a slow blog, a slog- on visual art.